Home Mechanical Ventilation: An Overview.

  title={Home Mechanical Ventilation: An Overview.},
  author={Anita Kay Simonds},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  volume={13 11},
Prevalence studies have shown heterogeneous use of home mechanical ventilation in different conditions, with a marked increase in uptake especially in users of noninvasive ventilation. Although randomized controlled trials have examined noninvasive ventilation in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, for weaning from invasive ventilation and for postextubation respiratory failure, the evidence base for long-term noninvasive ventilation and comparisons with invasive… CONTINUE READING
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